13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Feelapland and Syvasenvaara Fell. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi and Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Fun & Games, #Parks, #Museums
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Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 31st (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect little chillier with lows of -17°C in Luosto. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 1st (Tue), learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Salla trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Salla takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally have fun at Action Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka day trip website .

Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Inghams Mini Husky Experience. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Ounasjoki - River for activities, get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Theme Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi Huskypark
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get outside with Scandinavian Adventures and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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